Blurt: San Diego Music News

Tenor Johan Botha dead at 51

One of the great tenors of our new century has died

Johan Botha was one of the great tenors of the early 21st Century. He died September 8 in Vienna at the age of 51. The cause has not been made official, but it is known ...

Elephants at rest

Hills Like Elephants' frontman and drummer take a call from New York

“Sean Davenport and I decided to move to New York.” Michael Alan Hams offers this as the main reason behind Hills Like Elephants’ recent disbanding. Two days after the August 25 release of Tacet, the ...

Allison's shock factor

Allison Adams Tucker punks-up her jazz show

“Wanderlust was created to be a musical travel postcard of sounds and images from around the world in six languages,” says Allison Adams Tucker of her third full-length, which debuts September 16 at North Park’s ...

Retro Attaboys

Fanny & the Attaboys keep it roots-true

Frontwoman Tiffany Christie of Fanny and the Attaboys knows her old-timey quintet may have gotten more attention if they were around 20 years ago when retro-swingers like the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Big Bad Voodoo ...

Kalabash turns one

La Jolla music and art school celebrates a year and expands horizons

“I’m a songwriter,” Natasha Kozaily explains. “And when I teach music to my private students, I encourage them to write songs.” Not so much the method-book approach, the 30-year-old says about the curriculum at the ...

The feminine future of classical music

Women continue to balance the disparity in classical music leadership

I remember stating that it was time for balance between the feminine and the masculine in classical music. It appears I was not alone in that conviction. Maybe observation is a better word than conviction. ...

Peachnote app for classical music

Following a score just got peachy

Peachnote could change everything. At least everything about studying a score. In the past people would follow a recording or even a live performance with the score in hand. It's similar to keeping a score ...

Gilbert C and the Hammond B-3

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 6-10

Tuesday 6 The Jonathan Karrant Quartet with Joshua White on piano, Ben Wanicur on bass, and Duncan Moore on drums play 3rd Space (4610 Park Boulevard) at 8 p.m. for a $10 cover. Wednesday 7 ...

Back to scholasticism

Scholastic activities are resuming but what does that mean?

Now that it is September I feel as though some solemnity is required. The start of the school year will forever imbue this month with scholasticism. For as long as I have revelled in the ...

Trolley tracks and Tchaikovsky

The opera goes to the other side of the tracks while the symphony does the nutcracker — in September?

As we enter the final days of summer the Symphony Pops is completing its run at the Embarcadero while San Diego Opera brings some culture to the other side of the tracks. It’s Tchaikovsky time ...

Casey Turner puts Waves in space

Former NASA engineer get his song onto the Space Station soundtrack

Before he started working at NASA, Casey Turner played in a punk band while studying mechanical engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology. “Our band was called Liquid Image because we played punk and we ...

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